Our favorite places to fly drones in [Northern] Vermont

Our top five places to fly drones in Vermont.


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(in no particular order)

#1 Tree Farm Soccer Complex (Directions)  Essex, VT

The Essex tree farm soccer complex fields offers a good mix of open area flying as well as trees, goal posts and a spacious parking lot to make as your obstacles.  The trees near the fields offer great opportunities for powerloops, which once you master you can graduate to powerlooping the very narrow soccer field signs.

#2 Maple Street Park (Directions) Essex, VT

Maple street park is a bit technical and has limited open space. Tight and technical. We recommend this to intermediate flyers. Utilize the scoreboards to fly through and around. Once you progress and get a feel for the field you can even powerloop the metal picnic area structure. (as seen at :17 seconds) Just be mindful of the power lines that run the length of the field(s)

#3 Williston Central School (Directions) Williston, VT

Williston Central School Park is the best kept secret for FPV flyers. This is a great spot that offers a mix of open area flying but also some volleyball nets, trees and gates to fly under. Be sure to get there early as this is a very active location which make have walkers and runners come up on path without notice. A spotter at this location is suggested. 

#4 Allen Brook School (Directions) Williston, VT

Allen Brook School has a great parking lot as well as tree lines and open fields to create your own course. You could easily spare 3-4 batteries on just the parking lot flying around the light posts and under the trees. Save a few batteries for the open fields behind the parking lots. Be mindful of any lone walkers on the nearby path that might be out for stroll. 

#5 Cairns Arena Soccer Fields (Directions) South Burlington, VT

The Cairns soccer fields are great for all skill levels, most of the area is open, but if you seek out obstacles to fly around then be sure to check out the baseball fields and the great metal structure that is just asking to be powerlooped. Be warned however that cars can be lurking around the parking lot and you wouldn't want to dent a car on your flying adventures. Be sure to check out the video below.

Shopping for Drone Parts in Vermont?

Experience the thrill of flight with first person view on racing drones brought to you by BTV Drones.

We offer a wide and constantly changing selection of complete quadcopter kits for drone racing and aerial videography, as well as accessories to keep you in flight no matter what pilot experience you have! 


RTF Drones

Ready to fly drones in stock! Take off with starter, intermediate and professional fpv drones.

Batteries and Chargers

3S, 4S, 5S and even 6S lipo batteries for any drone pilot. Stock up now!


Fat Shark, Eachine goggles in stock for a first person view of your drone.


Lumenier, Runcam and GoPro FPV cameras for all your drone needs. Record in HD with the session or the Split 2 wifi edition.


Wild Willy, Le Drib, bot grinder and even Ummagawd hypetrain motors in stock.


More Accessories 

EMAX Nighthawk Pro 280 Quadcopter Review

Check out the EMAX Nighthawk Pro 280 if you're looking for a great flight experience with very little pre-flight set-up work! This drone is great for beginner to intermediate pilots, featuring a plug and play motor that allows for easy set-up or easy customization depending on your level of experience! 

Take a look at our review video with Jordan for the full experience and some tips! 

Nighthawk Pro 250/280 Drone Quadcopter, unboxing, first flight, tips and tricks.

Recommended Accessories! 

The Lumenier Graphene series of LiPo batteries push the limits of battery technology by utilizing carbon in the structure of the cells. With the addition of graphene the battery has improved attributes such as higher energy density, lower internal resistance, higher discharge rates, and a longer life cycle.

This is a original LiPo/LiFe AC Balance Battery Charger.

Get flexible organization for your quadcopter and drone gear -- including all accessories. The DroneGuard 400 case fits the depth and form factor of the DJI Phantom, 3DR Solo and similar sized drones, quadcopters and flying cameras.

The Lumenier Mini Nut Wrench Tool is perfect accesory for the FPV flyer. The Lumenier wrench is compact, lightweight, and made of a durable anodized alluminum alloy that you can depend on. It fits easily in your pocket and is the perfect tool for your flying kit. This tool will fit the common M5 nuts found on most of the mini motors on the market. 

Checks battery health/life

A set of 2 HQProp propellers, 4 blade style with a 5mm center hub. They come with a set of plastic reducers as well. A good prop for small planes and multi-rotors.

Auto search, you can search all frequencies around or select your own frequency to avoid interference. Add the power indicator function instead of the built-in buzzer, you can check the power on displayer directly. Built-in DVR function, record every wonderful moment and play back

The Lumenier Pagoda 2 Antenna is an omni-directional circularly polarized 5.8GHz FPV antenna with great performance and small in size.

Why we love Racekraft props: 5" Tri-Blade Propeller 5051TCS

RaceKraft Props are made to perform and withstand todays rigorous FPV races. Combined with the unique color combinations, and resilient plastic combinations.

racekraft props

Each propeller model was designed specifically— here we will use the 5051 model to describe that process:

Despite it's simplistic appearance, the Racekraft 5051 was designed from the ground up to maximize efficiency at high rates of speed. Custom Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) programs were developed to design the RK 5051. A Vortex Lattice Method was used to develop the flow around the propeller which performance estimates can be derived from. Viscous effects are accounted for using airfoil 2D section data gathered from NACA databases or derived from using 2D airfoil programs such as XFOIL. A design for maximum efficiency is ensured by manipulating blade geometry to meet the Betz condition. Betz condition requires each shedding vortex at each station along the blade needs to shed off as a perfect helical screw. This condition allows convergence on one blade geometry for one design point. Our CFD program takes in inputs to produce the geometry of the propeller. These inputs are speed of the multirotor, RPMs, Power, angle incidence with the flow, number of blades, and diameter. The optimum geometry from the program is then inputted into a CAD software and a 3D solid model is drawn. 

triblade 5051

This design process allows for the design of propellers optimum for certain use cases. The RK 5051 prop model was made specifically for the multirotor racer, when a fast propeller with control up at high rates of speed is needed. A Racer’s propeller also needs to be extremely durable and not break when hitting other racers in the air or gates to stay in the air longer. The RK 5051 is designed to operate at 60 mph at 40 degree incidence with the flow at roughly half throttle with a 2205 - 2206 2300kv motor. 

racekraft propellers 5051

The number 5051 is derived from the propellers diameter (5.0”) and the propellers advance ratio (J = 0.51) which results in the 5051 indicator. "Advance ratio" is used over the conventionally used "static pitch" since static pitch is rather meaningless in the design process. Advance ratio is the ratio of the speed the multirotor is moving at to the top speed of the propeller. The design is optimum to a specific advance ratio, in this case 0.51. This tells the customer the intended purpose of the propeller. Higher advance ratios will be optimum for faster flying scenarios, compared to a low advance ratio which will be more optimum for lower speed flying.

The RK 5051 will give you the power, control, and durability you need to win a race.


Why use propellers from any other manufacturer?

Come in and pick up your Racekraft props at BTV Drones today- open from 3-8pm M-F and 12-6pm on Saturdays.


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Your Personal Self-Flying Photographer: Hover Camera Passport Drone

Auto-Follow & Truly Autonomous Flight

Auto-Follow & Truly Autonomous Flight

Using face detection technology, Hover Camera Passport can track your face or body and accompany your journey. 
For truly smartphone-free flying, Hover Camera Passport’s “Owner Mode” feature autonomously finds you and
follows you right out of the box.

Portable, Safe & Lightweight

Portable, Safe & Lightweight

Hover Camera Passport folds up to a
travel-friendly size that can easily fit into a small bag
 or purse, perfectly compact for capturing
your moments on-the-go.

Unlike drones, Hover Camera Passport’s enclosed carbon fiber form factor enables you to safely
grab it mid-air, and with the additional factor that it weighs in at a mere
242 grams, meaning you don’t need to be registered to use it in some regions.

A Brand New User Experience

A Brand New User Experience

A fresh User Interface designed for ease-of-use. 
No prior flying experience needed.

Snap photos using hand gestures, not your phone.

Hover Camera Passport is famous for its unique and outstanding product design,and has won a number of top design prizes throughout the world.

foldable hover drone


  • 4K Video & 13MP Photos.
  • Foldable & portable - easily fits into your backpack or purse
  • Lightweight - under 0.52 pounds, no FAA registration required
  • Easy-to-use & intuitive - no experience required
  • Compatible with your iPhone or Android phone
  • Capture precious moments from unique perspectives
  • Follows you autonomously
  • Safe design, thanks to a full carbon fiber enclosure
  • Capture breathtaking panoramic videos up to 360 degrees

Phantom 4— "The quadcopter that you just can't crash"

The Phantom 4 is the sleeker and more stylish version of its predecessor, with a number of features that make it the first of its class. Some of the most noteworthy are an upgraded sensor yielding more optimal video quality, a larger battery allowing for nearly 30 minutes of flight time, and forward facing collision avoidance. This is a drone that anyone can fly, but it also dramatically raised the bar on what is possible with a consumer caliber camera drone, both for complete amateurs who want to start flying and for professionals who are crafting complex and aggressive shots.

phantom 4

Prior to the Phantom 4, the best a camera drone could offer was the ability to follow your GPS signal, which works well, but has serious limitations. The drone would have a general sense of where you are, but can’t actually see you or the world around it. With just GPS to rely on, drones struggled to adjust to sudden changes in direction or speed, to keep subjects in frame when in close range — and of course, to avoid obstacles like trees, power lines, or ski lifts.

phantom 4 follow me mode


Though the obstacle collision feature isn’t perfect, and cannot be 100% relied upon, it does change the game concerning the amount of skill necessary to pilot a drone, with the additional factor that it can use its computer vision to identify a specific person and follow them, keeping your subject perfectly in frame.

DJI phantom following

The basics of the Phantom hardware maintain the high quality of previous editions with some small tweaks and improvements, making this without a doubt the best overall drone in terms of reliable flight, beautiful footage, and overall build quality.

BTV Drones is your local source for drones, parts and upgrades in burlington vermont.


We currently stock the phantom 4 in our drone shop on 383 college st.

Get yours before we sell out! 

DJI Phantom 4 Drone Quadcopter 4K Camera

Burlington Vermont Premiere Aerial Solutions

BTV Drones is a full service drone aerial photography and video service. We assist our clients in a wide range of projects depending on their needs. We offer full project conceptualization, on site production, and full post editing including color correcting, logo/branding, and royalty free music for all audiences.


  • Real Estate
  • Private Events (weddings, ceremonies, parties)
  • Construction Auditing
  • Property Inspections


.:Project Briefing:.

First we gather all the information from the client and the needs they may have, which includes locations, subject(s) of focus, file formats and video lengths


.:On-Site Production:.

We visit the site location to capture all required photo and video assets request by the clients. Typically a shot list is presented to arrange the angles and views required.


.:Post-Production Editing:.

Then we sort and label all content captured during the shoot. All photos are cropped & color corrected for final approval. While video clips are color corrected, cut/edited together with audio for the final product.



All project media is sent to the client using a file transfer service at full high definition quality. Any edits or changes needed to the final photos and videos will be corrected upon the clients request.


See our work

Drones, Drones and more Drones

BTV Drones is stocked up for all your drone needs. Whether its a DJI Phantom 3, Phantom 4 or a new speedy QAV250, Walkera F210, or a Nighthawk Pro 280


DJI Phantom Drones

DJI Phantom Drones


  • The phantom 3 and phantom 4 series are great for cinematic aerial photography & videography.

FPV Racing Drones

  • FPV (first person view) Quadcopters are great for the adrenaline junkie who wants to fly like a bird and view the world through the drones point of view as you narrowly avoid obstacles and collisions mid-air